Pickup Crashes into Log Truck

UMPQUA, Ore. — A pickup truck going 50 miles an hour rear-ended a loaded log truck Wednesday morning. It happened at about 6:50 a.m. in the area of Garden Valley Rd and Fort McKay Rd in Umpqua, which is west of Sutherlin. Firefighters say the man driving the pickup was removed from the wreckage and … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crashes near I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — A log truck driver is recovering after rolling his vehicle Wednesday afternoon. It happened at about 1 p.m. on Exit 194A just off I-5. That’s the interchange for I-105. Oregon State Police troopers say the truck rolled over on the exit ramp. Witnesses told them speed was a factor. “It would appear … Continue reading »

Truck Overturns on Albany Off-Ramp

ALBANY, Ore. — An overturned log truck closed an exit ramp off of Interstate 5 early Tuesday afternoon. Oregon State Police says the crash happened around noon, when the driver of a TTT Timber truck went around the ramp curve too fast. Troopers say the logs shifted in the trailer, causing it to tip over. … Continue reading »

Couple Dies in Crash in Sutherlin

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police released the names of a Sutherlin couple killed in a crash Monday afternoon. Troopers say Todd Gilman was behind the wheel of a 2001 Toyota Corolla with his wife, Tina, when for an unknown reason he veered eastbound from the 3400 block of Nonpareil Road into the westbound lane … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Woman Injured in Truck Crash

COOS BAY, Ore. — A Coos Bay woman is recovering after being injured in a crash involving a loaded log truck. The crash happened Monday morning along Highway 241 near Allegany east of Coos Bay. Oregon State Police says Melissa J. LaRue, 32, was driving southbound on Highway 241 near milepost 15 when her car … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crash Blocking I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — Things are now back to normal on I-5 after after a roll-over crash involving a logging truck backed up traffic for miles. The crash happened on I-5 northbound just before the Highway 58. Oregon State Police say it all started when a logging truck and utility vehicle collided just before Mile Post … Continue reading »

Log Truck Blocks Highway near Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. — A log truck lost its load in Mapleton Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on the bridge over the Siuslaw River in Mapleton. Part of Highway 126 was blocked and the accident took about an hour to clear. The driver, 47-year-old James A. Schripsema, of Florence, was not injured. Photos courtesy of Oregon … Continue reading »